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Diana Nyad accomplished something at 64 that she had set out and failed to do at 28: swim from Cuba to Florida. She is the only person to make the 100-plus mile swim without the aid of a shark cage.
The film "SEAL Dog" tells the story of the unusual relationship between Trevor Maroshek and a German Shepherd known as Chopper, on and off the battlefield.
California ranked 11th among U.S. states for legislative accountability despite the legal woes of Senate Democrats Leland Yee of San Francisco, Rod Wright of Los Angeles and Ron Calderon of Montebello.
Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
An estimated 60,000 people are living with Alzheimer's or some form of dementia in San Diego County.
Midday Edition takes a closer look at the March of Dimes 2015 Report Card on Premature Birth Rates and what San Diego researchers are doing to help preterm babies.
- Nov. 5
The wreck of the Canadian destroyer Yukon is a magnet for divers looking for adventure near the San Diego coast. The ship also attracts a wide range of marine life. Scientists are documenting the area to help understand how the wreck is affecting the underwater environment.
Amid a push to tighten gun laws, a new gun rights group in San Diego and the Brady Campaign discuss proposed gun legislation.
San Diego's coastal environment is always changing and geology professor Keith Heyer Meldahl explains how in his new book, "Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast."
- Nov. 3
Southern California Edison is confident in its plans to store tons of radioactive waste on site indefinitely. But news the company knew about potential problems with faulty steam generators and installed the system anyway has undermined Edison’s credibility.
- Nov. 2
The month of October was 7.7 degrees above average when combining the daily high and low temperatures. The 31-day stretch averaged 74.4 degrees — the hottest October ever recorded.
- Oct. 31
A couple of wooden planter boxes and benches have led a southeastern San Diego community group into a maze of city government bureaucracy.
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is part of a national group of law enforcement officials that aims to reduce the number of people behind bars.
- Nov. 2
Get ready voters. A lot of interests could be vying for your money on the 2016 ballots.
As celebrations wind down marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, a new biography explores the many facets of the man.